Category Archives: 16th Century

Costumes and Fashion in 16th century. Renaissance, Spanish Fashion, Tudor.

Sir Walter Raleigh and the New World

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Sir Walter Raleigh. Elizabethan era. Tudor costume. 16th century. fashion

Sir Walter Raleigh (c. 1554 – 1618)

Sir Walter Raleigh tries to settle a colony in America.

Sir Walter Raleigh (1552 or 1554 in Hayes Barton, Devonshire; † October 29, 1618 in London, executed) was an English sailor, explorer, soldier, spy, politician, poet and writer and favorite of Queen Elizabeth I. His surname is also found in the spellings Rawley, Ralegh and Rawleigh. With the support of wealthy investors he financed several trips to Virginia in order to realize its colonial goals there. As a result of financed from Raleigh expeditions was in 1585 the founding of Roanoke in North Carolina.

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Henry IV at the Battle of Ivry.

Henry IV at the battle of Ivry. 14 March 1590. Huguenot. Wars of Religion. Renaissance costume history. Military Uniform 16th century

Henry IV at the Battle of Ivry: “Stand with my white plume”. March 14, 1590.

Henry IV at the Battle of Ivry.

King Henry IV indicating its white plume at the Battle of Ivry on March 14, 1590.  “Stand with my white plume”. Henri IV à la bataille d’Ivry: “Ralliez-vous à mon panache blanc”

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The king’s guard. Chevau-légers.

Chevau-légers. 16th century military. Renaissance soldier. French Cavalry uniform

Chevau-légers. Light horsemen. 1560 to 1600. The custody of King Henry IV. Sergeant in armor.

Chevau-légers. The Guard troops of the Ancien Régime.

The king’s guard. Sergeant in armor. 1560 to 1600.

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Gendarme of France in 16th century.

French Gendarme. Baroque military uniform. 16th century. children of honor. First company.

A Gendarme in 1593. Gendarme of the first company of children of honor in 1596.

Gendarme of France in 16th century. Baroque fashion.

A Gendarme in 1593. Gendarme of the first company of children of honor in 1596.
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Equestrian Portrait of Henry IV.

Henri IV, Equestrian Portrait. scepter, hat, scarf, weave, fashion, baroque, 16th century, King of France

Equestrian Portrait of Henry IV in 1596 on horseback.

Equestrian Portrait of Henry IV in 1596 on horseback, aged 45. King of France.

According to Thomas de Leu. Drawing Chevignard. (1553-1610)
Jean-Louis-Joseph-Camille (Engraver)
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